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PostPosted: April 27th, 2006, 12:25 pm 
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I just bought myself an MRC Outrage (used) and now I need to hook up with some paddlers in the Guelph area. I'm an intermediate level paddler when it comes to tandem ww river tripping, but I am new to this solo playboating stuff. Anybody keen to show a new guy the ropes?

Mark.


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gotta beat ole Fly..... :lol:
anywho.....this is a weekend for you....60 bucks and it's an amasing deal...download the clinics (registration form) just registered my girls. Seriously....everyone will be there, lots of good info, great place to learn
May long weekend...cancel the fishing trip and head to palmers

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Gail: So you are coming to Palmers? got the dance thing squared away? Good, I will see you there, I will be the guy on the underside of an aftershock, complaining that I need deckplates to anyone who will listen :lol:

Either that, or trying to stern-squirt a tandem boat in the hole, seeing how many kayakers I can take out :evil: :lol: hahahaah I love palmerfest, The only ontario riverfestival where people dont look at you weird for playboating in a tripping boat using innertubes for floatation!!!!

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Gail R wrote:
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gotta beat ole Fly..... :lol:
anywho.....this is a weekend for you....60 bucks and it's an amasing deal...download the clinics (registration form) just registered my girls. Seriously....everyone will be there, lots of good info, great place to learn
May long weekend...cancel the fishing trip and head to palmers


Thanks for the heads up. Sounds like it will be a great weekend alas, I'll be in the midst of a flatwater trip that weekend....


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me and the girls till Saturday night...hubby all weekend..... dance on Sunday
looking forward to seeing a few familiar faces.
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G
flatwater!!!!!! bahhhhhhhhhh! :wink:

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Gail whats wrong with a little flat water..... its a great place to recover the boat , paddles and what ever else ???

Mark as Gail said the Single Blade is where you`ll want to be come May 24.

As far as paddling goes we`ll be up a Elora in a few weeks, you could join us there if interested.

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yep, sorry I'll be missing things at Palmer Rapids on the long weekend. will be certain to go next year.... not that 4 days of (hopefully not too crowded) lakes in Algqn is without its charms....

Alan, definitely interested in joining you at Elora. just give me a shout when details are known.

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I'm in the area, but I don't have a canoe yet and it's getting closer to the 'not this year' category.

There is a group of kayakers that paddle regularly:

http://www.guelph-kayak.ca/

There's a couple of us from Waterloo heading up to MKC the first week of July. that will probably be the extent of my whitewater paddling this year.

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Splake wrote:
I'm in the area, but I don't have a canoe yet and it's getting closer to the 'not this year' category.

There is a group of kayakers that paddle regularly:

http://www.guelph-kayak.ca/

There's a couple of us from Waterloo heading up to MKC the first week of July. that will probably be the extent of my whitewater paddling this year.



Really? which course? I will be in the Mason/Westsood course from July 3-7!

I can't wait :D

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I'm planning on the standard solo canoe course. My buddy Josh will be doing the kayak course, 2nd time around, figures he still has something to learn. :wink:

Ok, so this will be my third trip, first was a tandem weekend then last year I did the solo weekend. I'm looking forward to having more rapids to work with than just Palmers which is where most of the weekend paddling ends up at.

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Mark,
Me and my buddy, are just up the road in Orangeville/Shellburne and we try to get out for some paddle days a couple of times a month. I'll drop you a line next time we head out.
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Hey Dave,
Sounds good to me. I'll send you my email address, and you can give me a shout next time you are planning a paddle.

Went to Elora this last weekend. Was my first time in a playboat and although I had a great time I think the word I'm looking for is "squirrelly." Among other things, I gotta figure out how to get powerful forward acceleration and yet maintain direction. My "crossing-the-grain" was more like "repeatedly-set-angle-while-drifting-like-a-leaf." Disconcerting, but with no real consequences downstream, so no big deal. I've hooked up with Werner Stahl at Adventure Paddling for some teaching in the ways of the playboat...

cheers,
Mark.


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Hi Mark,
I live in guelph and sometime do WW on Elora george. Maybe we can go sometime (that will help for the shuttle).
Palmer is a great place, but I cannot this week end.



See you around.
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